3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Boise Home

Spencer Madsen

Maybe you recently moved into a new house in Boise. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are an elegant addition. But how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your style? And what are some design tips to get started?

Here are 3 things to keep in mind when choosing barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Think sliding barn doors don’t work in the bathroom? Think again. With the right hardware, they look stunning and provide privacy. And barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. Because of how the track is installed, your barn door slides closed, but might not create a tight seal over the opening.

The Living Room. Sliding barn doors are great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that matches your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that provide privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels cozier just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors, especially since the pantry is usually facing a dining table of the kitchen. Roll them open to grab your Cuisinart mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be installed over a doorway. In rooms where it’s easier to slide a door across the wall than swing it out, barn doors are a space saver. And with the sliding barn door being a focal point when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that matches the décor of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted over a window. And our team will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that you can match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also make great substitutes for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on both sides of the closet in order to slide easily - and so you can reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when you’re not watching. Our team custom make the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. And the tracks are meticulously mounted so as to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an array of options. This lets you customize their look to match your style. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Boise area ordered.

Classic Sliding Barn Door. Top-mount Modern hardware. Plank barn door with standard top and bottom rail. Barn Red paint.

Rustic Sliding Barn Door. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Weathered Grey stain.

Modern Sliding Barn Door. Three-panel barn door. Snow White paint. Mini top-mount modern hardware.

For more stains, hardware, styles, and paint options, go to the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

Mounting sliding barn doors involves locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, ensuring if the wall structure is suitable, and bringing together all the parts perfectly so the panels glide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could result in buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire a professional in the Boise area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.